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workplace discrimination Archives

Major law firm facing workplace discrimination allegations

A major employment law firm which has at times received accolades for its treatment of women in its workplace is now facing serious allegations of systemic gender discrimination, particularly with respect to wage discrimination and unequal advancement opportunities.

Rhode Island city settles race discrimination suit

Government offices, such as fire departments, police precincts and the like, are certainly not immune from workplace discrimination. In fact, the City of Providence recently settled a claim which one of its firefighters made alleging he was the victim of discrimination based on his ethnicity.

What is religious discrimination?

Religious discrimination is prohibited in the workplace which is why it is essential for workers to be familiar with their protections against religious discrimination in both the hiring process and in the workplace. Religious discrimination refers to treating an applicant or employee in an unfavorable manner because of the applicant or employee's religious beliefs.

Applicants and workers are protected from race discrimination

Racial discrimination can refer to a variety of behaviors that are prohibited in the workplace, including racial slurs, racially offensive jokes and stereotyping based on race. It is also illegal to discriminate in the hiring process because of race. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides workers in Rhode Island and nationwide with protection from race discrimination in the workplace. Both federal and state laws offer protections against race discrimination. Workers should be aware that they do not have to tolerate racial discrimination in the hiring process or workplace.

Age discrimination leaves workers struggling to find employment

It has been 50 years since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act was first enacted to protect workers over the age of 40 from missing out on employment opportunities and advancements solely because of their age. Unfortunately, workplace discrimination based on age is still a big part of our working world.

Workplace discrimination common for female doctors with children

Being a working mom is very common in our society. However, instead of being celebrated for being strong and accomplished in multiple areas, many of these women experience workplace discrimination, particularly in the field of medicine. A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that close to 80 percent of women doctors who are mothers have experienced workplace discrimination.

What constitutes as sexual harassment at work?

Every day, Rhode Island residents go to work to better their lives and earn money to support their families. Unfortunately, many workers get more than they bargained for in the form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment at work can constitute a number of behaviors, all of which make the victim feel violated and uncomfortable. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaws sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination in the workplace.